Gophers series preview vs. alaska anchorage
WHEN: 10 P.M. FRIDAY, SATURDAY • Where: Sullivan Arena
TV/radio: No TV; 1500ESPN both nights
Records: Gophers 5-1-0 overall, 2-0-0 WCHA; Alaska Anchorage 3-2-1, 0-2-0
Gophers at a glance: The No. 8-ranked Gophers are coming off a 5-4 loss to Vermont on Sunday. ... They are 13-3-2 in games at Alaska Anchorage in coach Don Lucia's 13 seasons. ... Sophomore Erik Haula is tied for first in scoring nationally with five goals and nine assists for 14 points; Kyle Rau is tied for first among all freshmen with six goals and three assists for nine points. Rau has three game-winning goals.
Seawolves at a glance: Alaska Anchorage has won four of the past five games with the Gophers and swept them 4-3 and 2-0 last March at Mariucci Arena in first round of the WCHA playoffs. ... Coach Dave Shyiak has been alternating sophomore goalies Rob Gunderson and Chris Kamal, but Kamal was 3-0 with two shutouts against the Gophers last season. ... Junior left winger Mickey Spencer has five goals; he had the game-winner in the last meeting.